Reflux is categorised under Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD/GORD), but it may not always be GORD. Mayo Clinic states that GERD occurs when stomach acid frequently back into the oesophagus. This can damage the mucosal lining of the oesphagus and cause irritation, leading to a chronic cough, laryngitis and/or disturbed sleep. For reflux to be classified as GERD it must occur at least twice a week, or severely once a week.
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Updated: Jul 7, 2020